Poem: Mercy ~ Ron. Lavalette

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Mercy ~ Ron. Lavalette He takes a breath feels the switch hears the click and almost instantly all the numbers disappear forever. Note: I posted this poem because there are days when I want to drop the contents of my in-box into the shred bin, delete all of my email, and go live in a […]

Poem: I Will Not Give Thee All My Heart ~ Grace Hazard Conkling

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I Will Not Give Thee All My Heart ~ Grace Hazard Conkling I will not give thee all my heart For that I need a place apart To dream my dreams in, and I know Few sheltered ways for dreams to go: But when I shut the door upon Some secret wonder—still, withdrawn— Why dost […]

Poem: Hope—Alice Dunbar-Nelson

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Hope —Alice Dunbar-Nelson Wild seas of tossing, writhing waves, A wreck half-sinking in the tortuous gloom; One man clings desperately, while Boreas raves, And helps to blot the rays of moon and star, Then comes a sudden flash of light, which gleams on shores afar.

Poem: This Rage—Silvia Batisti

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This Rage —Silvia Batisti I say not unto thee until seven times but until seventy times seven Christian Bible, Book of Matthew, XVIII, 22 This rage is not aroused by reflections or such; it would be too easy to give birth to robots under the pseudonym of men, there would be no more pregnant women, […]

Poem: Requiem for Sylvia Plath—Luciana Frezza

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Requiem for Sylvia Plath —Luciana Frezza A requiem for you each time I lean over to detach a bit of spaghetti caught on the green battlefield of the kitchen stoneware, from the bright shooting pain to a sprig of parsley. A requiem for you while I struggle against the narrowness of the enclosure of my […]

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